Judge Info - Richard Wilson

Showdog.com Judge Since Monday, February 29, 2016
Retirement Announced 2/28/2017

Not very political. Relatively high level of breed bias. Thinks dogs should be compared to how good they are vs the rest of their breed rather than overall quality vs all dogs.

Traits

Each judge on ShowDog.Com gives a different amount of weight to each trait of the dogs that they judge in each show.  Below is a table of which traits Richard Wilson looks for.

Trait Importance
Head Very Low
Forequarter Low
Hindquarter Very Low
Gait Normal
Top Neck and Back Normal
Coat High
Size/Height Very Low
Feet Normal

Favorite Handlers

Each judge has a preference for certain handlers.  These preferences may be based on past experiences, showing style, or just plain old dirty politics.  This preference is completely separate from the quality of the exhibitor, which DOES come into play in the show ring.  Richard Wilson has been known to prefer the following handlers.

Rank Exhibitor
1 Dianne Carter
2 Abby Stewart
3 Bob Golub
4 Nata Deming
5 Evan Kown
6 Chric Hoover
7 Kristen Gowin
8 Thom Kogut
9 Adrian Campbell
10 Yvette Glover
11 Caraces Rowen
12 Chry Krell
13 Sana Rasnick
14 Scott Ramsey
15 Judy Clarkson
16 Kath Hazlett
17 Aarry Schmit
18 Claire McAllister
19 Mick Sherrer
20 Carolyn Beerer
21 Bart Alderette
22 Chrica Donnellan
23 Mark Jetter
24 Veronica Sheidt
25 Janis Coakley

Only the top 25 are listed for the sake of brevity.

Recent Judged Shows

Below is a list of the shows recently judged by this judge. 

Show Date Best in Show
Ballroom Spring Show 19 4/20/2020 Snowfell First In Line
Draig Spring Show 7 4/1/2020 RAs sunburst stand
German Spitz Show Off 4 3/22/2020
March 2020 Italian Greyhound Nationals 3/14/2020
KDH All Breed 163 3/14/2020 KDH Red Bull
Kerry Kollection 89 3/12/2020
February 2020 American Cocker Spaniel Nationals 2/21/2020
Krieghund Winter Show 32 2/15/2020 KDH Jackpot
KDH All Breed 147 2/13/2020 KDH Red Bull
January 2020 German Pinscher Nationals 1/4/2020


Did you know?
A specialty show is a dog show which reviews a single breed, unlike other dog shows, particularly conformation shows, which are generally referred to as "all-breed" because they are open to all breeds recognized by the sponsoring kennel club.